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Two emergency medical technicians Tuesday were transported to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, after a Twin City ambulance and a passenger vehicle collided on Maple Road in Amherst, according to Amherst police. Police responded to the accident at about 6:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Maple Road. According to Amherst …

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An Amherst man was charged with unlawful possession of a machine gun after a maintenance worker conducting a routine inspection of the man's apartment noticed a number of firearms out in plain view, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 22-year-old Rejjie Ni was additionally charged with unlawful possession of an unregistered machine gun. Amherst …

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A 16-year-old Sweet Home High School student was arrested Friday for allegedly making a terroristic threat, according to the Amherst Police Department. Detectives from the Amherst Police's Special Victims Unit made the arrest following an extensive investigation of a threat that was reported Monday to Sweet Home High School administrators, police said. The unidentifi…

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Amherst police were seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run accident Monday that left a victim in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center. Police said the 21-year-old man suffered serious head and shoulder injuries as a result of the accident that occurred at about 7 p.m. in the 2300 block of Wehrle Drive in the town. Anyone who may have seen or has information ab…

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A 17-year-old male suffered serious injuries Sunday evening after being struck by a car while crossing Niagara Falls Boulevard, according to the Amherst Police Department. The 17-year-old was taken to Erie County Medical Center with "serious head and neck injuries," Amherst police said. Amherst police said they responded to a pedestrian accident just after 7:15 p.m. …

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Two Buffalo men were injured early Friday when a vehicle struck a tree and a light pole on Windermere Boulevard in Amherst, according to Amherst police. Police officers were called to the scene roughly 25 minutes after midnight. Along with crews from the Eggerstville Fire Department, police helped administer first aid to the victims before both were transported to Er…

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A construction worker was injured after he was struck by a car and then pinned between two vehicles following a two-car crash Thursday morning in Amherst, according to the Amherst Police Department. The 56-year-old from Niagara Falls, who police described as a roadway construction worker, was pinned between one of the vehicles and a parked dump truck before being freed …

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A Getzville woman was arrested and has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child Friday after Amherst police officers said they encountered eight youths, under the age of 16, inside the woman's residence where alcohol and marijuana were present. Amherst police were called to the King Anthony Way address after receiving an anonymous complaint about 30 teenager…

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Two women were arrested Thursday evening following what Amherst Police described as a large fight in the area of Berehaven Drive. Debra Banks, 48, and 33-year-old Sashia Furst, both of Amherst, were each arrested on charges of second-degree menacing, police said. In addition, two girls, 13 and 14 years old, will both appear before an Erie County Family Court judge fo…

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A 12-year-old student in the Williamsville Central School District was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making a bomb threat, according to the Amherst Police Department. Police said the student, who attends Mill Middle School, is being charged with making a terroristic threat. The case will be referred to Erie County Family Court. In a letter to parents that was r…

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Law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions in Western New York are investigating a recent string of 11 armed robberies that are "possibly linked to a similar suspect," according to the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. Authorities say the robberies have occurred over the last three weeks at gas stations and convenience stores throughout Erie and Niagara Counties, wi…

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A woman reported to Amherst Police Friday that she was the victim of a purse-snatching on Maynard Drive. The woman told police that she was accosted shortly before noon by a man she did not know who grabbed her purse from her as she was walking from her parked car toward her residence. Police said she last saw the man traveling on foot southbound on Callodine Avenue.…

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Two people charged with possessing a stolen car in Buffalo this week ran into what they might consider some remarkably bad luck. First, the stolen SUV sustained some tire damage, so they took it to a repair shop on Main Street on Tuesday morning, according to police reports. As the vehicle sat in the shop's parking lot, the black Lexus SUV caught the eye of someone: …

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In 2011, Matthew E. Bartz of Lockport, who police believed had been involved in more than 70 burglaries, was arrested following a three-day manhunt. In 2013, he was discharged after successfully completing a drug treatment program. Last Monday, he was arrested by Amherst Police for several burglaries across Western New York. Amherst Police announced Thursday that …